20 September 2023
Cambridge Cognition's Global Teams Unite for Mental Health Causes!
Last weekend marked the annual charity challenge here at Cambridge cognition, teams from the UK and Canada came together for two challenging fundraising events. Our UK team conquered the 47-mile Norfolk Coastal Path in less than 24 hours, raising funds for Sport in Mind, while our Canadian team completed a 12 km walk/run for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.
Engaging in charity challenges provides us with the opportunity to both personally and directly make a difference in the mental health space and to build strong relationships with one another through the team building days and events.
UK Team Takes on the Norfolk Coastal Path in a 24-Hour Challenge
Seven intrepid members from our UK team donned their walking boots to take on the challenging Norfolk Coastal Path in aid of the charity, Sport in Mind. The team braved the heat and embarked on the 47 mile walk from Hunstanton to Cromer all in under 24 hours! This has been the team’s toughest challenge to date, walking all night into Saturday morning. Their toughest section was around 2 in the morning when they covered several miles along a stony beach, sinking on every step. The team were delighted to have made it to the end!
Despite how challenging the endeavour was, the team has been working even harder to raise money for Sport in Mind, a charity that is transforming the lives and mental health of children and adults through sport and physical activity.
“We are thrilled to partner with Sport in Mind as our Charity of the Year for 2023,” said Rob Baker, Cambridge Cognition. “Mental health is a cause close to our hearts, and we are inspired by the incredible work Sport in Mind does to improve the lives of those facing mental health challenges through sports and physical activity. Our team is very proud to have completed the Norfolk Coastal Path challenge and raised funds to support this vital cause.”
Canadian Team’s 12 km Walk/Run for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Meanwhile, our dedicated Canadian team took to the streets of Toronto for a 12 km walk/run from Corktown Common to the Toronto Botanical Gardens! The event was held in support of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, this charity was chosen as Alzheimer’s Disease research is where Winterlight Labs started. The charity strives to help individuals with dementia in Toronto, by providing services such as care navigation, counselling and support groups.
With enthusiasm and determination, the Canadian team navigated the cityscape and completed the 12 km route. By participating in this event, the team managed to raise vital funds towards the goal of $5000 CAD and contribute towards the “Anything for Alzheimer’s” programme ran by the charity.
Support Cambridge Cognition in Our Ongoing Mission to Improve Mental Health
Every year Cambridge Cognition chooses charities to support through fundraising efforts. Sport in Mind is renowned for its transformative work in mental health support, running physical activity sessions for both children and adults facing mental health challenges. Alzheimer Society of Toronto is dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the Toronto area.
Cambridge Cognition, a leading provider of cognitive assessment software, is delighted to be able to support charities such as Sport in Mind and Alzheimer Society of Toronto. These partnerships reflect Cambridge Cognition’s commitment to supporting mental health and well-being in the community.
As we celebrate the incredible achievements of our UK and Canadian teams, we invite you to join us in our mission to improve mental health. Your support can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by mental health challenges and cognitive disorders.
How can you help?
The UK team have raised nearly £2,400 for Sport in Mind by tackling the Norfolk Coastal Path, and our Canadian team have raised over $1000 CAD taking on the 12 km walk/run. Please support us as we work towards improving mental health and donate below: